Boris Johnson brings the house down

The Mayor of London, who is in charge of the capital’s planning issues, was told to remove a wooden summer house at his Islington home because it was built without planning permission.

From the Times:

Council officers ordered Boris Johnson to remove the shed from a balcony at his home, a Grade II listed building in a conservation area of Islington, North London.

Islington Council wrote to Mr Johnson to tell him that the shed required planning permission because it was within the curtilage of a listed building.

“Planning enforcement officers advised Mr Johnson that the shed did not have planning permission and asked him to remove it,” a council spokesman said.

The shed has now been dismantled, weeks after it was installed. A spokesman for Mr Johnson said: “The Mayor is grateful to Islington Council for their advice on this matter. The shed has been taken down.”

The leader of Islington Council, the Liberal Democrat councillor Terry Stacy, said: “I’m delighted Boris has decided to take the structure down. Planning officers have confirmed this case has now been resolved.”

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One Comment

  • Doesn’t this just show that:

    a) Boris isn’t infallable
    b) Boris is not above the law

    What’s wrong with that?

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